Carla M. Bann

Fellow, Statistics and Psychometrics

Education

  • PhD, Quantitative Psychology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • MA, Quantitative Psychology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • BA (summa cum laude), Mathematics, Arizona State University
  • BS (summa cum laude), Psychology, Arizona State University.

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Carla Bann, PhD, is an expert in statistics and psychometrics with more than 12 years of experience in psychometric analysis, scale and index development, program evaluation, and statistical analysis of behavioral data. Her research interests include maternal and child health and she has served as a psychometrician for several large-scale data coordinating centers focused on improving maternal and child outcomes. Dr. Bann also has participated in numerous studies focused on the areas of health-related knowledge, quality of life, and informed decision making. Her statistical skills encompass a variety of techniques, including structural equation modeling, latent growth curve analysis, item response theory, and factor analysis. She has published her research findings in several peer-reviewed journals, including Medical Care, Pediatrics, Quality of Life Research, PharmacoEconomics, Depression and Anxiety, Journal of Applied Gerontology, and Health Care for Women International.